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On the way to the "best childrens´s university": The supply and demand relationship under the principle of partcipation. Opportunities and challenges raised by the children´s university

Pietsch-Lindt, Ursula and Küpper, Tassilo and Spizig, Angela and Hennig, Wolfgang and Brüning, Barbara and Roth, Hans-Joachim and König, Josef and Kamatuka, Ngondi and Raha, Sandeep and Gary, Chris (2015) On the way to the "best childrens´s university": The supply and demand relationship under the principle of partcipation. Opportunities and challenges raised by the children´s university. Documentation.

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    Abstract

    I know the children’s university is the best university in the world,” says Elisabeth, who is 9 years old and an attendee at the children’s university in Vienna. This charming compliment paid to the children’s university organizers raises an opportunity for further critical inquiries. The statement puts “real” universities on a par with children’s universities and therefore contains the implicit question of the status of children’s universities in the educational landscape: as a hybrid of formal and non-formal education. The specialist conference “On the way to the ‘best Children’s University’: The Supply and Demand Relationship under the Principle of Participation. Opportunities and Challenges”, took place from 8 to 10 May at the University of Cologne, addressed this intermediate position in all its facets. Further topics were possibilities for getting children involved as equal partners, and an international comparison of children’s university models. The conference was funded by the Ford Foundation and supported by KölnAlumni – Freunde und Förderer der Universität e.V. It was organized in partnership with the international children’s university network EUCUNET along with the multinational EU project “SiSCatalyst. Children as change agents for science and society”.

    Item Type: Monograph (Documentation)
    Creators:
    CreatorsEmail
    Pietsch-Lindt, Ursula
    Küpper, Tassilo
    Spizig, Angela
    Hennig, Wolfgang
    Brüning, Barbara
    Roth, Hans-Joachim
    König, Josef
    Kamatuka, Ngondi
    Raha, Sandeep
    Gary, Chris
    Editors:
    EditorsEmail
    Costard, Astrid
    Löhr, Anne
    Pietsch-Lindt, Ursula
    URN: urn:nbn:de:hbz:38-64681
    Subjects: Education
    Uncontrolled Keywords:
    KeywordsLanguage
    Children´s UniversityUNSPECIFIED
    KinderuniversitätUNSPECIFIED
    Divisions: Fakultätsunabhängige Einrichtungen
    Language: English
    Date: 2015
    Full Text Status: Public
    Date Deposited: 03 Dec 2015 11:29:16
    URI: http://kups.ub.uni-koeln.de/id/eprint/6468

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